Here is a great organ. An organ that a few months ago I was confused in thinking it was a tube oscillator Wurlitzer because of the two speaker grills on the cabinet. The 44 prefix should have alerted me, but I tend to get my 4100 and 4400 series models mixed up, especially when they look so similar. Well now I have an opportunity to grab a beautiful 4460- a full console Wurlitzer ES reed, a free-reed no less.
Having a 4410 spinet I am very much impressed by it's huge headroom and I'm impressed by it's smooth flute tone coming from reeds. So why would I want a 4460 console if I already have a Series 31 ES reed from 46' and the 4410? Because it's the last ES reed made, looks great, plays perfect, and it's $75!
Ahhhh!!!!! I'm supposed to be reforming organ acquiring fool LOL! So my 4410 came along to phase out my series 31. I wanted the attack of the free reeds. I still have my Series 31 here in Columbus, no bench- I'm keeping the 310 tone cabinet that came with it, but come get the organ if you can convince me you are very serious about restoring it ( It does play every tab and every reed, but does need some new capacitors- remember the series 31 has no internal speaker- it is the speakerless version of the series 30. The 31 does have a MAIN tab and a VIBRATO tab to operate the upper rotor on the 310. The Bench would not be too difficult for a cabinet maker to duplicate. Ironically Lowe's has legs that look identical to the organ legs and so it might be a weekend project making a good duplicated bench. I do also have the pedal board. Maybe if I find my 31 a good home I can go get the 4460.
If you want my series 31 please send me a personal message. I am in Columbus Ohio. The sooner the better, but I cannot deliver and you must come with your own truck. It is in a storage unit so it is a drive up and pick up situation. It is extremely heavy.
I will NOT include the 310 tone cabinet, even for cash. I love my 310 tone cabinet's tube amps and was Don Leslie's first marketed design, designed for Wurlitzer as early as 1941 ( WWII made dating tricky) for the 1946 series 31 organ. Being that the rotor is a bit inferior to Don's single direction- speaking drum since it speaks out of both sides with larger openings. I'm going to put a piece of foam on one side of the rotor to see if it sounds better. The 2- 6L6 amps X 2 in the 310 cabinet rock! If you are a newbie and you want to make your organ sound better the first great thing you can do is get a tube amplifier with a ratry cabinet like a Leslie or the Wurlitzer Spectratone. Unfortunately most (if not all) of the Spectratone powered tone cabinets are solid state...correct me if I'm wrong.
I have plenty of organs and I won't lose sleep over not getting the 4460 because my 4410 is a premium organ, but I look at the image and it makes me twitchy LOL. Wurlitzer 4460 3-11-12.jpg